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Our full experience day programme will return in 2021. We have a small number of Covid-19 adapted experience days running in 2020, these are:

Blacksmith Experience Days
We now have a number of Blacksmith Experience Days available to book in 2020, these can be either one participant or two participants from the same household.

Willow Weaving Experience Days
Our experience day dates will be coming soon, a socially distanced experience for anyone keen to learn a new skill. 

A Taste of the Past Experience Day
Our experience day dates will be coming soon, this can be booked for two participants from the same household. 

You can book Experience Day Gift Vouchers for 2021 here.

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Blacksmith Experience Day Blacksmith Experience Day Our Blacksmith Experience Days take place in the museum's rebuilt Victorian forge, and are lead by our experienced blacksmiths. You will learn the skills and basic techniques of...

Our Blacksmith Experience Days take place in the museum's rebuilt Victorian forge, and are lead by our experienced blacksmiths. You will learn the skills and basic techniques of the blacksmith and make your own simple hand forged object to take home. You will be shown how the forge works and will use an anvil, in what will be an extremely enjoyable yet physical experience. No previous experience is necessary. Participants must be aged 18 or over. 

In November we will also be offering the opportunity to make your own hand forged object with a Christmas twist! 

PLEASE NOTE: If booking a date in 2020 you will need to be medically able to wear a face shield in order to comply with government regulations. 

If you would like to book a Blacksmith Experience for 2 in 2020 please contact our learning team at experiencedays@coam.org.uk. Both participants will need to confirm that they are from the same bubble before booking.

In the meantime, you can book open-dated Blacksmith Experience Day Gift Vouchers here.

 

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A Taste of Christmas Past for Two A Taste of Christmas Past for Two A fantastic experience day for all cookery and history enthusiasts! During this historical cooking workshop for two, you will make apple and mincemeat pasties on our...

A fantastic experience day for all cookery and history enthusiasts! During this historical cooking workshop for two, you will make apple and mincemeat pasties on our Victorian cast iron range and create miniature marzipan fruits and sweetmeats, which make an ideal gift! This course will be led by our experienced tutor and re-enactor Jenny. The course is designed for those16 years and over (12-15 years can take part accompanied by a participating adult). 

Included in your experience

  • Tuition from our experienced tutor
  • All equipment and ingredients
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Participants will take home everything that they have made on the day

Location: Haddenham Cottage
Length of workshop: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Minimum age:16 years or over (12-15 years can take part accompanied by a participating adult)
Number of participants: 2

Practical Points: Please bring an apron and two containers to take your goodies home with you.

COURSE DATES FOR 2020: Sunday 1st November 2020

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to part of the same bubble to attend in 2020. 

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Traditional Sweet Making: A Box of Delights Traditional Sweet Making: A Box of Delights A festive historical cooking experience designed for two people to enjoy together. During this half day session, you will learn the art of traditional sweet making,...

A festive historical cooking experience designed for two people to enjoy together. During this half day session, you will learn the art of traditional sweet making, including marzipan, fruit leather and nuts and dried fruit and have the opportunity to make traditional boxes of sweets. Your box of delights will make an ideal gift for the season or a tasty treat for you and your family to enjoy. This course will be led by our experienced tutor and re-enactor Jenny and takes place in Haddenham, our 19th century croft cottage. The maximum number of participants for this experience is two adults, from the same bubble. The course is designed for those aged 16 years and over (12-15 years can take part accompanied by a participating adult). 

Included in your experience

  • Tuition from our experienced tutor
  • Equipment and ingredients
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Participants will take home everything that they have made on the day
  • Full entry to the museum to explore before/after your experience

Available Dates:

Saturday 5th December 2020 and Sunday 6th December 2020

PLEASE NOTE: Participants will be expected to wear a face covering.

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Working With Straw: An Introduction Working With Straw: An Introduction During this course you will learn a little of the history of straw craft, harvest traditions and the hat trade, through to the decorative uses of today. You will learn how...

During this course you will learn a little of the history of straw craft, harvest traditions and the hat trade, through to the decorative uses of today.

You will learn how to prepare the heritage long wheat straw that will be used during the day, and make several decorated items to take home.

No previous experience necessary.

There will be a short lunch break, please bring a packed lunch or you can purchase a light lunch from our Tea Room.

Included in your experience:

  • Tuition from our experienced course leader
  • All equipment and materials
  • Tea and coffee
  • Participants can take home everything that they have made on the day

Length of workshop: 10:30am - 3:30pm

Minimum age: 16
Number of participants: 6

COURSE DATES FOR 2021: 

  • Saturday 22nd May 2021

 

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Our full experience day programme will return in 2021. We have a small number of Covid-19 adapted experience days running in 2020, these are:

Blacksmith Experience Days
We now have a number of Blacksmith Experience Days available to book in 2020, these can be either one participant or two participants from the same household.

Willow Weaving Experience Days
Our experience day dates will be coming soon, a socially distanced experience for anyone keen to learn a new skill. 

A Taste of the Past Experience Day
Our experience day dates will be coming soon, this can be booked for two participants from the same household. 

You can book Experience Day Gift Vouchers for 2021 here.

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